Week in PICTURES : Protests in Belarus, Lebanon; Forest fires in California

  21 August 2020    Read: 3361
  Week in   PICTURES  : Protests in Belarus, Lebanon; Forest fires in California  @Reuters

The aftermath of the Beirut explosion, demonstrations after the election in Belarus and the impact of Covid-19: the most striking images from around the world.

Minsk, Belarus
Women embrace Belarusian interior ministry troops standing guard during a rally against police brutality and against the results of the Belarusian presidential election.
Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

West Bank
A Palestinian woman argues with Israeli border police officers who arrived to force her to stop building a house in the village of Susya in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Photograph: Mussa Issa Qawasma/Reuters

Beirut, Lebanon
People throw rocks to protest against the government near the Lebanese parliament a week after the explosion at Beirut’s harbour.
Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Beirut, Lebanon
A demonstrator takes part in anti-government protests that have been ignited by the massive explosion in Beirut.
Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Beirut, Lebanon
An injured demonstrator lies in an ambulance after clashes with police during an anti-government protest in Beirut.
Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP

Bor, South Sudan
People walk with their belongings in a flooded area after continuous heavy rain which caused the Nile river to overflow and thousands of people to be displaced in Bor.
Photograph: Akuot Chol/AFP/Getty Images

Caracas, Venezuela
Men are detained in a police van for not complying with Covid-19 regulations by breaking curfew or attending block parties in the neighbourhood of Petare. Residents are released a few hours later after receiving instruction on best social distancing practices.
Photograph: Ariana Cubillos/AP

Bangkok, Thailand
Children play in screened areas used for social distancing at the Wat Khlong Toey school in Bangkok.
Photograph: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

Toen, Spain
A member of the Spanish army’s military emergency unit attempts to control an active forest fire in Toen Galicia. The fire affected 170 hectares of land.
Photograph: Brais Lorenzo/EPA

Portland, Oregon
Police and state patrol officers work together to arrest a protester in front of the Portland police bureau north precinct on the 75th day of protests against racial injustice and police brutality. Crowd sizes have grown again as protesters regularly march on city and county law enforcement buildings.
Photograph: Nathan Howard/Getty Images

Hong Kong
Media tycoon and newspaper founder Jimmy Lai leaves a police station after being bailed in Hong Kong.
Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Lake Hughes, California
A mailbox stands in an area blackened by the Lake Fire in Lake Hughes. The blaze took hold in an area of Angeles national forest prompting mandatory evacuations and destroying multiple structures.
Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Mexico City
Workers dig fresh graves in a section of the municipal cemetery of Valle de Chalco, on the outskirts of Mexico City, that opened three months ago to accommodate the surge in deaths amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP

Beirut, Lebanon
A man stands next to graffiti at the damaged port area in the aftermath of the massive explosion in Beirut.
Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

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